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Advanced Learner Loan Bursary

The Advanced Learner Loan Bursary is to help students who have an approved Advanced Learner Loan to get into or stay in education. The amount of money we have for the Bursary is limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible if you think you may be eligible for the Bursary. You must complete a Learner Support Fund application form and be assessed to see if you are eligible.


In order to qualify for this Bursary you must:

  • be aged 19 or older on 31 August (in the academic year your course starts) and have applied to study on a level 3, 4 or 5 course which is eligible for an Advance Learner Loan
  • have your Advanced Learner Loan approved by Student Finance England
  • have a gross household income of less than £33,000, or £18,525 if you area single student.

Financial support available

Funding is limited so you are advised to apply as soon as you apply for a course. You will be informed in writing of the outcome of your application. If you do not apply early there may not be funding available to support you with your course costs.

Types of support available

  • Travel (for those that live more than 1.6 miles from the campus that they study at)
  • Childcare

Students must be enrolled on a course at Leicester College in order to receive the above funding.


Students that require support with childcare costs must complete Learner Support Fund Application, including the Childcare Section. Childcare must be provided by an OFSTED registered provider and must be approved by a welfare advisor prior to childcare commencing. Students are asked to make a minimum contribution of 5% towards childcare costs. Leicester College set a limit of £50 per day as a reasonable cost for registered childcare.

If the child is eligible for 15 or 30 hours per week free early education these must be used to cover the required sessions. Timetabled sessions will only be considered for childcare support.

All payments are made directly to the childcare provider on receipt of invoice at the end of each month. Students pay the provider any remaining balance themselves.